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Leaving Home: Meet the First Maryland Regiment
September 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
It’s the summer of 1776, and the First Maryland Regiment, under the command of General William Smallwood, are getting ready to leave their family, friends and sweethearts in Annapolis. Several weeks later, the Regiment will provide cover for the retreat of American troops at the Battle of Long Island. As the last to leave the battlefield, their bravery and their sacrifice will come to be known as the “Maryland 400.”
Visit Pinkney Street and meet the men as they prepare to leave Annapolis and head into battle, watch them drill for the upcoming fight with British forces, and talk with their families and see how they prepare their supplies. Learn how the efforts and incredible courage of these men allowed the rest of the Continental Army to escape complete destruction at the first major battle of the Revolutionary War.
Cost: $5 per person General Admission; $2 per person for Children 3-17; Free for HA Members; Free for Children under 3